I must have spooked them because they flew off and perched on another wire farther away. I think they can get a better view of the sunset from these wires anyway.
While standing at the window gawking at the birds like I'd never seen flying creatures before, I realized that the setting sun made everything look better. I grabbed my camera and went out to see if I could capture the feeling (I couldn't, but the following pictures were my attempt):
|Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' - one of the most ubiquitous Japanese Maples|
And yet here it is, shining in the sunlight for me to enjoy as if I hadn't totally insulted it.
Looking just to the left of the Bloodgood, you can see the borrowed view of our neighbor's mature trees. You can also see multiple power lines, cable lines and who knows what other kinds of lines those are. It's a shame that our homes need to have these visual monstrosities in order for us to do things like blog on the internet. But the greens, the reds, and the golden sunshine help distract from the wires if only for a few minutes.
|Rosa 'Mr. Lincoln'|
At the other end of the yard. the sun's rays had already gone behind the trees. But I was captivated by the juxtaposition of the red rose petals against the weathered fence boards. If I wanted to get all poetic here, I'd make an analogy about how two of the blooms have clearly passed their prime. They are setting suns at the end of their path. But the third bloom is still just a promise. It has yet to open, it has yet to shine. That bloom is like tomorrow's sun. But I don't want to get all poetic.